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AMD’s lowest-cost eight-core FX processor costs just $125/£79/€99

About a month ago Advanced Micro Devices unveiled several new FX-series eight-core microprocessors that featured either increased performance, or lower power consumption compared to previously released chips. Apparently, since then the company has also quietly rolled-out a new affordable eight-core chip that costs $125 now in the U.S. The AMD …

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AMD announces three new FX microprocessors, slashes prices

Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday introduced three new AMD FX microprocessors for enthusiasts and slashed prices of existing high-end products. The move will make the FX-series chips slightly more competitive than they are today, but will hardly radically improve AMD’s positions on the market of central processing units. Three new …

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TSMC to speed up development of 10nm process technology

In a bid to retain its leadership position on the market of contract semiconductor manufacturing, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is reportedly accelerating development of its 10nm FinFET process technology. At present TSMC is the leading contract maker of chips produced using 28nm process technology. It is believed that the company makes considerably …

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GlobalFoundries and Samsung reportedly land orders from Apple

In a bid to better compete against Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Samsung Semiconductor and GlobalFoundries earlier this year agreed to unify one of their 14nm process technologies and offer their foundry services collaboratively. Apparently, the tactics has worked out and the two companies recently landed orders to make chips using the …

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GlobalFoundries to upgrade one of its Singapore fabs to 300mm

GlobalFoundries, one of the world’s top contract makers of semiconductors, said this week it will upgrade one of its 200mm semiconductor production facilities in Singapore. The move will help the company to expand production capacities and increase output of chips made using advanced fabrication technologies. Although GlobalFoundries is one of …

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AMD readies new FX processor with bundled liquid-cooling

Advanced Micro Devices plans to release another FX-series desktop microprocessor that will come bundled with closed-loop liquid cooling system, the firm said this week. The company did not unveil any details about the upcoming chip, but demonstrated its packaging and said that it will be available soon. Roy Taylor, vice …

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GlobalFoundries and Samsung to jointly produce 14nm FinFET chips

GlobalFoundries and Samsung Semiconductor, two leading contract makers of chips, on Thursday signed a pact under which they will be able to jointly produce chips using 14nm FinFET fabrication process. The two foundries will “synchronise” not only their general jointly-developed process technologies, but peculiarities of their manufacturing processes that are …

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AMD officially announces Opteron ‘Warsaw’ microprocessors

Advanced Micro Devices on Wednesday introduced two new server-class Opteron central processing units (CPUs) based on the code-named “Warsaw” design. The new chips boast slightly better power efficiency compared to predecessors, but feature similar performance and a set of technologies compared to existing code-named “Abu Dhabi” multi-core processors. Initially, there …

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GlobalFoundries appoints new chief executive officer

In an unexpected move, GlobalFoundries, one of the world’s largest contract maker of semiconductors, appointed a new chief executive officer on Monday. Sanjay Jha, a well-respected technology executive who served as CEO of Motorola Mobility and in numerous leadership roles with Qualcomm, will now head GlobalFoundries. Sanjay Jha will lead …

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Globalfoundries back on track with 14nm on the cards

GlobalFoundries publicly disclosed for the first time its preparations for 14nm process node technology during an interview with EE Times late last week. The world’s third largest independant semiconductor foundry has already begun planning phases for 14nm, indicative that they have made quite the turn-a-round after experiencing a year that …

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nVidia CEO denies Globalfoundries move – sticks with TSMC

We attended a press event for Taiwan press where nVidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang strongly denied recent rumors that nVidia may be moving its foundry orders for Tegra from TSMC to Globalfoundries. He also said that nVidia still has a very strong relationship with TSMC. Huang stated that nVidia’s decreasing market …

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